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"What a spectacle it must be to the thinking people of this country to see us urged to go to war for democracy in a foreign land, and to see women thrown into prison who plead for that same cause at home. I stand here to affirm my innocence of the charge against me . . . . I shall continue to plead for the political liberty of American women-and especially do I plead to the President, since he is the one person who can end the struggle of American women to take their proper places in a true democracy."
One of the premier women's history sites in the country, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum maintains an extensive collection of suffrage banners, archives and artifacts documenting the continuing effort by women and men of all races, religions and backgrounds to win voting rights and equality for women under the law.